About the Twins
The North Shore Twins Baseball Club, based at Parkgate Park in North Vancouver, BC, has been the top program for elite high-school-age baseball players on the North Shore since 1990. Operated by coaches with professional and college baseball credentials, and volunteers, it serves in excess of 60 boys annually.
The North Shore Twins Baseball Club comprises three elite teams: the Premier Twins (16- to 18-year-olds); the Junior Twins (15- to 16-year-olds); and the developmental Prep Twins team (for 13- to 14-year-olds). Our rosters are primarily made up of North Shore players selected for their ability, commitment and desire to ultimately compete at the college or professional level. Our goal is to provide the environment, guidance and skills—physical, mental and emotional included—that will allow these dedicated baseball players to reach for their dreams.
The Premier and Junior teams play in the prestigious British Columbia Premier Baseball League ("BCPBL"), which is recognized as the foremost baseball league in Canada for the high school age group, and each plays approximately 90 games per season, including league and tournament games, across the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, and the Okanagan, and US. Our Prep team plays approximately 50 games as an independent team against opponents in BC and the US.
Since the team’s inception, the North Shore Twins Baseball Club has proudly represented the North Shore and Sunshine Coast and has been highly successful in meeting its goals. Under a series of Head Coaches including Buff Schemmer, Dave Empey and, currently, Hall-of-Famer John Haar, we have seen 12 Twins drafted into professional baseball. Our most famous draftee is Gibson’s Ryan Dempster, starting pitcher for the Chicago Cubs, and our most recent is Brandon Kaye (a North Shore product and brother of the Blue Jay’s Scott Richmond), who was drafted in 2009 by the Toronto Blue Jays.
And, perhaps most importantly, the North Shore Twins Baseball Club has seen many of its players attain scholarships to continue their academic studies and baseball at US and Canadian colleges and universities. As in the past, the club's 2009 graduates have earned athletic scholarships which have included financial assistance for post secondary studies at UBC, Thompson Rivers University, and Douglas College and at schools in Texas, Oregon, Indiana and California.
2009 TEAM & INDIVIDUAL HIGHLIGHTS
March 2010 update:
In addition to team success, the North Shore Twins Baseball Club continued to place Twins on the League’s All Conference teams, boasted League leaders in many PBL categories and placed players from all of our three levels on National, Provincial and showcase teams.
BCPBL 2nd All Conference Team
2009 BCPBL Player of the Week
2009 U17 BC Selects Camp Invitees
2009 U17 BC Selects Canada Cup Gold Medalists, Kindersley Saskatchewan, August 2009
2009 U19 Canada Summer Games, P.E.I., Team BC…August 2009
2009 U15 BC Selects Prospect Camp Invitees
2009 Pacific Northwest Championship Tournament, Portland Oregon, August 2009
2010 Team BC
2011 Team BC
2012 Team BC
2013 Team BC
Arizona Fall Classic, Peoria Arizona October 2009
2010 Team BC
2011 Team BC